Sunday, March 11, 2012

BBQ Meatballs

What have I been thinking not posting this recipe sooner? These are like little balls of heaven and I've made them about three times this winter but debate making them every week.  They are more like tiny meatloaves with a mild savory sauce that a hit with kids and adults alike.  My daughter is saving money for a...wait for iPhone.  Did I mention mine is 3 years old and somewhat temperamental?  Anyway, making dinner one night a week has been on her chore list.  While the browning stage is daunting for my tween cook, I can easily make & brown these ahead and she can mix up sauce and bake the following day while I'm at work.  A win win for us all. 

For Balls of Meat Love:
1-1/2 pound Ground Beef (Will try ground turkey at some point)
3/4 cups Oats
1 cup Milk
3 Tablespoons Very Finely Minced Onion
1-1/2 teaspoon Salt
Plenty Of Ground Black Pepper, to taste

For Sauce:
1 cup Ketchup
2 Tablespoons Sugar
3 Tablespoons Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire
4 Tablespoons (to 6 Tablespoons) Onion
1 dash Tabasco

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all meatball ingredients. Roll into medium-small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Place sheet in freezer for five minutes.  5 minutes, remove meatballs from freezer and immediately dredge in one cup of unseasoned flour.  Brown meatballs in canola oil until just browned on all sides. Place into a 9x13 glass baking dish.

Combine all sauce ingredients. Pour over meatballs and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  We serve  with some mashed or baked potatoes and some greens. 

Recipe from Pioneer Woman

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